Reports just filtered in that popular Musical Legend, Prof. Sir Victor Uwaifo (M.O.N) is dead.
Sir Victor Efosa Uwaifo born in Benin City , Edo State, Nigeria on the 1st of March 1941 died at the age of 80. He his popularly known by his stage name “Guitar Boy”.
He is recognized as the most educated performing music legend, he his also a writer, sculptor, a musical instrument inventor, A University lecturer in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin, Benin City.
A close source to the family confirmed this to The Nation on Saturday.
The source said he died after a brief illness.
The ‘Guitar boy’ as he was fondly called celebrated his 80th birthday in March.
Uwaifo is also the first professional musicians to be awarded with the National Merit Honours of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
He was also the first Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria.